Keep in mind that the Second Vatican Council (Vatican II) (1962-1965) was a major council that sought to reform and modernize the Catholic Church; \”Gaudium et Spes\” was one of the key documents produced by Vatican II. The clergy sexual abuse scandal in the United States occurred in the early to mid 2000s and eventually involved allegations of sexual abuse of minors against hundreds of Catholic priests and the removal of many of them from ministry along with reforms that sought to prevent future clerical sexual abuse of minors; the U.S. Catholic bishops commissioned researchers at John Jay College to investigate the causes and context of clergy sexual abuse. As you write your questions and answers, it may be useful to ponder the following: What did you find most interesting in this reading? What seems most important in this reading? Your questions and answers should address key issues, not small-scale or relatively inconsequential ones, in this history.

Please post here original three questions and preliminary answers inspired by Vatican II documents (Blackboard); the John Jay Report on clergy sexual abuse (read the Executive Summary, pp. 1-5).

Please keep in mind that the Second Vatican Council (Vatican II) (1962-1965) was a major council that sought to reform and modernize the Catholic Church; \”Gaudium et Spes\” was one of the key documents produced by Vatican II. The clergy sexual abuse scandal in the United States occurred in the early to mid 2000s and eventually involved allegations of sexual abuse of minors against hundreds of Catholic priests and the removal of many of them from ministry along with reforms that sought to prevent future clerical sexual abuse of minors; the U.S. Catholic bishops commissioned researchers at John Jay College to investigate the causes and context of clergy sexual abuse. As you write your questions and answers, it may be useful to ponder the following: What did you find most interesting in this reading? What seems most important in this reading? Your questions and answers should address key issues, not small-scale or relatively inconsequential ones, in this history.